Media against Hate – Media literacy workshop in Hamburg

Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE) looks forward to the third media literacy workshop part of the Media Against Hate campaign. The workshop will take place at Kampnagel Internationale Kulturfabrik, Hamburg, Germany from November 23rd to 25th in conjunction with the Conference on Media and Migration Awareness.

The workshop will address the following topics:

  • Empowerment and protection of women journalists and media makers (round table)
  • Creating hate-free media environments for young people – platforms and literacy skills (training)
  • The role of media in fostering inclusion and combating racial intolerance (conference)

Applications are now closed.

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UNESCO Policy Series: Community Media Sustainability

The recently launched UNESCO Community Media Sustainability Policy Series has been created to assist media regulators and government institutions to provide a regulatory environment that recognises the value of community media and supports its long-term sustainability. Read more about it at the EPRA web site: https://www.epra.org/news/regulation-news/news_items/community-media-sustainability-unesco-s-policy-series-targeting-broadcasting-regulators

Community media is an issue which has been on EPRA’s agenda on several occasions. A noteworthy document of the network is the comparative report on Local and Community Media released following a Working Group held in 2013. Most recently, Michael Nicolai, President of AMARC Europe, spoke at the EPRA meeting in Edinburgh in May 2017 and Judith Purkarthofer, President of CMFE, will participate in a workshop at the EPRA meeting in Vienna in October 2017.

Civil Dialogue Meeting in Brussels

CMFE was invited to take part in the annual Civil Dialogue Meeting in Brussels on the 28th of June 2017. The meeting is organized by the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Forum and focuses on the Europe for Citizens programme, a scheme that has provided funding for CMFE in the past. Judith Purkarthofer, president of CMFE, stressed the need for citizens to get European experiences, through this program as well as others. Continue reading

Media against hate: Successful Workshop in Olsztyn

Thanks to all participants for a great workshop!

More than 30 people traveling from all over Europe (Germany, UK, Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Greece, Finland, Ireland, Croatia, Malta, Hungary, Denmark, Czech Republic, Serbia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Norway) – their nationalities also including Afghanistan, Algeria, Netherlands, Lithuania, Pakistan – joined the second Media against Hate media literacy workshop organised by CMFE, at the University of Warmia and Mazury, in Olsztyn, Poland, from June 7th to 9th.

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Video contest: For more equality and solidarity in European societies

“Protection of other human beings is a founding principle of European societies” reminded Carlotta Sami of UNHCR at the recent anti-racism march in Milan, Italy. In a media landscape currently dominated by populist attacks against humanitarian NGOs and coverage of devastating terrorist acts, the Media against Hate Videos tell a different story – one of solidarity and equality as the cornerstones of European democracy. Continue reading

Voices of Inclusion at CivilMedia UnConference

COMMIT organizes in cooperation with the Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE) the theme day „Voices of Inclusion“. This event opens up a framework for presentations, debates and workshops. We present proven and new multilingual media projects from and with refugees and migrants, which should function as spaces for linguistic and political entry points of inclusion. What kind of support do people fleeing war and poverty need for their media work in the context of Community Radios and TVs or online-platforms when arriving? What kind of experiences in media were and are important to migrants as entry points into the local society and as orientation into a new home? Continue reading

Call for participation: Respublika!

Respublika! is a one-week community media arts festival which will take place in Cyprus in 8 December 2017 – 16 December 2017. The festival will be simultaneously translated into an exhibition, which will run from 8 December 2017 – 12 January 2018, and will feed a series of seminars.

Find more info here (and call closes on 30th of June 2017): http://respublikafest.org/